How to make friends in Zambia

#1 20 November 2008 09:08:06

expat blog
expat blog
small earth

How to make friends in Zambia

We have been talking about loneliness when you are abroad, let's now talk about how to make friends (locals and other expats) when you're living in Zambia :top:

Which are your best tips to meet people and to make friends in Zambia??

Thanks in advance for your participation

#2 15 May 2009 09:54:37

cavark
cavark
Australia

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

Hi there, how long r u living in Zambia ? Do u like it ? We r planning to moving to Zambia. I am trying to learn life in Zambia . We will be very happy if u share with us what u know about Zambia . Thank you !

#3 16 August 2011 14:24:10

Johnty
Johnty
London

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

It is really easy for an ex-pat to make friends in Zambia , the people are very friendly, nearly everone speaks English with varying degrees of fluency. You could attend church ,join a Gym, or go to a Pub, cafe or bar. As long as you yourself are friendly, show interest, and are easy going , no problem . There are also various clubs in Lusaka one can join . I found that Zambians are interested in talking to people from overseas too .

#5 25 August 2011 14:14:07

Leilas
Leilas
Lusaka

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

I agree with Johnty. Everyone here is so nice and welcoming - it's been so easy to meet people and settle in. The Zambians are an incredibly warm people.

I was terrified in the beginning and after considering just sitting in a cafe/pub and trying to start conversations with friendly looking strangers.... I found I met people through things like work, church, and through this website called internations.org ... I know it looks shiney and a bit too cheesy/flashy, but I actually met a lot of people through there.

The local ambassador Helen is doing a great job of trying to set up a big community in Lusaka, so if you want to meet other expats in Lusaka just come join InterNations and you'll be greeted by lots of friendly people who want to meet you!

I hope this helps!

#6 02 January 2012 21:43:49

SHAABAN
SHAABAN
SONGEA

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

Hi everbody
My name is Tawabi,i like one day work in zambia.am dentist by professin.my hobbies are travelling,listening musics,watching tv,reading books

#7 23 January 2012 16:18:13

sammymelder
sammymelder
Abidjan

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

Hello all

I worked in Zambia for a long time and found that it was extremely easy to make friends with people in Zambia - both the local Zambians and the expats alike.

Work places would be the best place to get to know your Zambian and expat colleagues.  You get to know them and within no time you are good buddies and the rest is history.  You need to be careful with unknown people who try to befriend you.

Clubs are another place where you get to know people.

Good luck to all the new entrants in Zambia and also those waiting to settle down there.

#10 28 May 2013 11:27:03

rishi
rishi
moka

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

Hi I'm Rishi coming to lusaka on monday 3th june 2013. i will be there for a weeek coming to meet zamtel for a project will like to meet peoples.


regards

thank
rishi

#14 03 October 2013 15:55:31

Rafael Barros
Rafael Barros
Goiânia

Re: How to make friends in Zambia

I'm Rafael. I want to visit Zambia too. Would some one give me some information where can i find non-governmental organization - ONG. I love to work with people and help then, kids and family.

waiting for advices. Thanks.

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